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for Activism, Elections, Government Information, & Issues
There are even more resources, web-based and snail mail/phone in TEEN
POWER POLITICS but here's a good start. Remember to use media literacy
skills - check out who's giving you information here!
American Civil Liberties
Check out "Ask Sybil
Liberty" about students' right..
to promote human rights.
Center for Policy Alternatives
Children's Defense Fund
Encouraging preventive investment in youth/ Head Start Programs..
Children's Rights Information Network (CRIN)
A global network of
organizations sharing information on children's rights.
The Giraffe Project
Stories and programs for education about how to "stick your neck out"
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
League of Women Voters of the United States
The National Women's History Project
Pop & Politics
Farai Chideya's pretty amazing site to let you know what's going on today!
Teen Hoopla (An Internet Guide for Teens)
YALSA, pretty cool
teen librarians, packed this site full of great information, reading,
and issue forums and links to what you and others feel about what interests
Focusing on long-term
problems with a stated goal "to inspire young adults to action."
Find out your numbers:
male or female, TV habits and other important topics.
The White House Project
Mobilizing all women
to participate in civic life..
General Government & Political Contacts and Information
CapWeb: the Internet Guide
to the US Congress
Good for current info, how to contact your Federal congressmen
Constitution of the United States of America
Official text of the
Constitution & Amendments. A slow download.
Bringing government closer to you & providing a way to petition many official.
The Electronic Activist
An activism "how to" and e mail directory of Congress, state governments,&
The Jefferson Project
Election & Voter Information
Black Youth Vote
Seeking new voters
for this important population & identifying their specific issues.
The Center for Responsive Politics
Tracking on money in politics, and its effect on elections and public
Center for Voting and Democracy
Promotes new democratic systems for representation and fairness.
The Democracy Center
Another tracking of candidate's issues.
A Nonpartisan Reference for Local, State and National Politics
Federal Elections Commission
The real source: information on campaign finance; elections & voting.
Federal Voting Assistance Program: State Primaries and Elections Guide
If you're in a military family, here's the place to be.
A high school classroom based program on voter education, and citizenship.
Getting kids involved
even before they vote!
Latino Vote 2000
A Spanish-language website for registration and voter information.
National Coalition on Black Voter Participation
Central site for African-American Voters. Black Youth Vote is here
National Student/Parent Mock Election
Classroom based program for all youth.
Political news, information and analysis for the African American community.
Political news, information and analysis for the Latino community online
Project Vote Smart
One of the best sites for candidates, issues, and election information.
Rock the Vote
Direct, issue oriented and for voter registration, especially for young
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project & The William C. Velasquez
Educating and promoting
the vote in the Latino community. See also, NorthEast Voter Registration
Project (New York) & the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute at http://www.ushli.org/
Web White & Blue
Links to some of the
best online election directories and voter info sites.
Links to a wealth
of news stories, potential candidates, issue and other information about
the presidential campaign for the year 2000.
Women's Voting Guide
Compare your positions
with current U.S. senators and representatives and candidates.
Several links for
major political parties and established or upcoming third parties. Look
at sites such as Politics 1 (below) or under ŗU.S. political parties˛
Democratic National Committee
Green Party USA
Libertarian Party USA
Republican National Committee
for other party
Literacy and the Press
The Advertising Educational
Asian American Journalist Association
Center for Media Literacy
The Freedom Forum & Newseum
Unity: Journalists of Color, Inc.
New Mexico Literacy Project
Check out also
the website of The National Association of Hispanic Journalists
http://www.nahj.org & their strong links to other journalism associations
and student workshops at http://www.nahj.org/nahjhot.html
Activism & Community Service
GENERAL SITES: A lot of
these are large national programs. Also search out state and local coalitions
or organizations more directly aligned with your interests or start your
Boy Scouts of America
Campaign for Americašs Future
Co/Motion (Alliance for Justice)
Handbook and Social Change Training
keyed to your interests by gender, age, and state.
The Democracy Center
DO Something: Young People Changing the World
AOL Keyword: Do Something
Girl Scouts of America
International Student Activism Alliance (ISAA)
International Student Activism Alliance (ISAA)
A student-run organization for high school students tackling
teen issues such as early school starting times, curfews, censorship,
and student representation.
National Council of La Raza
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
National Urban League
Nickelodeon's Big Help
Points of Light Foundation
Youth In Action Network - links
c/o Mighty Media 400
1st Avenue N., Suite 626 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (800) 644-4898 An interactive
online service about positive social action and service projects.
Kids Care AIDS Network
A grass-roots, youth
run, youth led, youth empowerment organization.
Civic & Community
America's Promise: The Alliance
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Camp Fire Boys and
eTeen - get involved
Food Not Bombs
Habitat for Humanity
There are community
projects everywhere helping adults and children learn to read or reading
for the blind and elderly. Call any public library and volunteer.
Reading is Fundamental, Inc.
Center for Civic Education materials
RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, STUDENT RIGHTS
Americans for a Society Free from Age Restrictions
World of Difference Peer Training Program
Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
The Center for Juvenile
and Criminal Justice
Colorlines: The War on Youth
The Direct Action Network Activism Resources Page
Gay, Lesbian Straight
Education Network (GLSEN)
Human Rights Watch
Indian People's Action,
A chapter of Montana Peoplešs Action
Equity in Sports
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
for Community and Justice (NCCJ)
National Youth Advocacy
PeaceFire (against internet censorship)
The Ruckus Society
Schools Not Jails
Southern Poverty Law
United States Student Association
United Students Against Sweatshops
The Black Community
Crusade for Children
Coalition for America's
National Child Rights
Stand for Children
Student Leadership Network for Children (SLNC)
what A network of
student leaders serving the need of children.
Alliance for Community Trees
The national network
for grassroots groups dedicated to tree planting and conservation.
American Oceans Campaign
Center for Environmental
Programs: Campus Green
Vote, National Environmental Wire for Students, EarthNet, Blueprint for
a Green Campus, Summer Training Academy, Internship Program.
Humane Society of
the United States
The Nature Conservancy
People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.)
Sierra Student Coalition
The student-run grassroots
network within the Sierra Club moving the student agenda.
US Environmental Protection
Agency/EPA Student Center
World Wildlife Fund
The Association for Childrenšs Suffrage (ACS)
College and high school
students challenging the voting age.
Black Youth Vote
Increasing voter participation
and politically empowering African American youth
Yes it's college,
but they welcome younger members.
Seeking a unified
voice against corruption in government and money special interests.
MTV's Choose or Lose 2000
National Teenage Republican Headquarters (TARS)
Young and College Republicans
Young Democrats of America
Youth In Government Program (YMCA)
Advocates for Youth
Information for responsible
decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
For use and for helping others by volunteering. Use keywords: "teen crisis
hotline" "teen hotline" "youth hotline" "youth crisis."
The American Red Cross HIV/AIDS Teen Hotline
Anti-tobacco education and activism
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Organization
FDA (Federal Drug
Administration) Kids Home Page
to end gun violence and substance abuse.
Kids Care AIDS Network
The National Institute of Mental Health (on early school start times)
One of the
best ways to help others and make change: help yourself!
American College Entrance
Info, links, virtual
walking tours of thousands of colleges, scholarships, etc.
Info on 6,000 two
and four-year institutions; careers and majors; and financial aid.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
salaries, education or certification requirements.
Check out both their
"High School" and "College"sections for pragamatic
and real info.
School codes, application
deadlines, practice questions, college essay advice.
American Legion: Americanism
and Children & Youth Programs
ASPIRA Association, Inc.
development and education for Puerto Rican and other Latino youth.
Close Up Foundation
44 Canal Center Plaza,
Alexandria, VA 22314-1592 (800) 256-7387 Giving students and adults a
"close up" look at government, including Capitol tours.
& leadership for African-American high school girls.
4-H Youth Development
Activism way past
Mountain States Network
Teen Journalism & Debate Opportunities
"teen magazines," "school newspapers" to find the most up-to-date listings
of magazines. Be careful, however, since the search engines are not that
Magazine (for high school students soon)
An international student
magazine written by and for youth worldwide.
FactSheet - lists
First Cut Magazine
An award-winning weekly
teen magazine show with stories by teen field correspondents.
In the Mix
Speaking out about
the unique experiences of teens worldwide with youth reporters
A biweekly online
National Student Press Association/Student Media Sourcebook
resources that help student journalists and journalism teachers
for student journalists, listings by state of online school newspapers.
Student Press Law
Legal aid agency devoted
exclusively to educating and litigating for high school and college journalists
about the First Amendment rights and responsibilities.
Teen Issues Message
An email posting
process to post or get response to issues that concern you.
WireTap, a division of AlterNet.org
Yahoošs list of online school (K-12) and street newspapers (with teen
OTHER NEWS, POLITICAL & TEEN RELATED MEDIA SITES
Online magazine with
lots of in-depth and current political news.
African American newspapers from The Black World Today
Hip hop, Punk, Ska,
Roots, Latin World Beat, Spoken Word, Art & revolution
CNN: All Politics
CNNšs political pages
online. Election news, related stories & Time articles.
Political news with
a sense of humor.
A positive place for
dialogue, questioning, informational exchange, and activism.
The Doonesbury Electronic Town Hall
The freshest, hand-sorted
political news and analysis with a twist and chat halls.
Gen X (and some Gen Y- that's you) Links from Politically Black.com
Junior Scholastic Interactive
Kidsš Wall Street News
National news and
financial publication for kids.
The New York Times UPFRONT
The first news magazine
designed specifically for teenagers.
Bid site for election
news. The Weekly Reader-election coverage for kids.
Radio Free Europe
The classic source
for global radio programming for human rights and liberty.
Pretty cool teen news
site plus the Take Action Database with great activism links.
Teen People Online
Teen Peoplešs blend
of issues and trends, real teens, and celebrities.
Vibe Magazine Online
The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition: Student Center
Good links to economics,
politics, consumer, child labor, and student issues and newspapers, including
The CIA World Factbook.
GOOD TEEN SITES
In the Mix: The NPR TV Show for Teens
Teenage Diaries from National Public Radio
Radio series by and
Teens on the Net Links
Do Something BRICK
Award for Community Leadership Annually honors ten outstanding leaders
Do Something Grants
or at America Online,
Keyword: Do Something
The Giraffe Project
You can nominate someone
who "sticks their neck out" to get something done.
react Take Action Awards
Black History Month
Spotlight Feature blackhistory.eb.com
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Global Vision Human Rights Map Browser
Grolieršs on-line site: The American Presidency
The National Womenšs History Project
The Virtual Reference Desk
Vote Smart Web Yellow Pages